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Hi guys I am thinking of buying a 2005 clk 55 amg with around 50,000 miles on it. I was wondering from someone who owns one, what they are like to live with, ie are they comfortable, responsive to drive and practical as it would be my only car.

Thanks for any response :)
 

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I would say the CLK55 makes an excellent daily driver. Even though mine is a non-AMG CLK550, I have driven many AMG's from the W203 C55 up to the SLR and you really can't go wrong. One thing MBZ does very well is to make vehicles that are comfortable and easy to drive no matter how much power is under the hood. The SLR was the only car I drove that I couldn't see as a daily driver simply because it was hard to see out of and I was scared to death I was going to damage the carbon fiber body on a speed bump.

The CLK55 is going to offer a more firm and sporty ride over the non-AMG CLK, but that's mainly due to beefier sway bars and differently dampened struts. The AMG offers a sportier transmission program, and bigger brakes. As for maintenance, the only thing that's going to be more expensive are brakes, and maybe tires, but not ridiculously so. It's not like a Ferrari where you have to spend thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars ever few thousand miles on some weird maintenance item. AMG's are just typical MBZ's with their typical maintenance needs, though with a bit more fun under the hood.
 

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Go for it. My 2004 CLK55 is my daily driver and I logged over 50k miles in less than 2.5 years. I find it to be an excellant balance between comfort and performance
 

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I say go for it. I never regret buying my 03 clk55 amg. It has been an absolute blast. Originally I was going to choose an E55 or S55 with the supercharged engine, but I realized the clk55 is really a better choice for one who does not need the two extra doors.

You will never have to worry about that stupid ABC sinking on you when you really need the car, or the stupid SBC system when you have to change the brakes. The clk55 is very reliable compared to those cars. Although when you need to change your brakes on a 05 model then you will have to dish out close to a grand for rotors and brakes.
 
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